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post #81 of 1560
A lot of the people I knew who also made bayat with the skaykh traveled to touba pretty regularly. I would love to go sometime.
post #82 of 1560
Assalam Alaikum.

Hi from New Zealand. My husband is muslim and from Pakistan. we have a son named Arman and a (sabine or ridvan on the way in 2 weeks - depending on the sex)

Its nice to see so many communities represented here.

Allah hafiz

http://www.flickr.com/photos/felicitymehndi
post #83 of 1560
My SO's name is Arman. Beautiful choice! :
post #84 of 1560

U.S. Presidential candiates

If you live in the U.S. and vote, would you mind sharing who you're thinking of voting for next year? I was leaning towards Obama until he talked about how dropping missiles in Pakistan was a possibility. I'm not really a single-issue voter (although if I was the issue would be the environment) but I'm wondering who you think is the most supportive of Muslims?
post #85 of 1560
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Assalam Alaikum.

Hi from New Zealand. My husband is muslim and from Pakistan. we have a son named Arman and a (sabine or ridvan on the way in 2 weeks - depending on the sex)

Its nice to see so many communities represented here.

Allah hafiz

http://www.flickr.com/photos/felicitymehndi
Welcome and congratulations on the new baby! How exciting - only 2 weeks away! Makes me want another one.

May Allah provide you with a easy labor and a beautiful healthy child, Insha-Allah.

Cheryl
post #86 of 1560
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If you live in the U.S. and vote, would you mind sharing who you're thinking of voting for next year? I was leaning towards Obama until he talked about how dropping missiles in Pakistan was a possibility. I'm not really a single-issue voter (although if I was the issue would be the environment) but I'm wondering who you think is the most supportive of Muslims?
To be honest, the thought of picking a candidate makes me : . I agree with you about he single issue thing but I really think we have to pick someone who is going to be supportive of stopping this nonsense in Iraq. I was thinking about Hilary Clinton but I just don't know. It seems that she may just be doing a lot of talking to gain votes. I am not sure if there is a lot of substance behind what she is saying.

I will be interested to see what others have to say here.
post #87 of 1560
Yeah, I hear you on the Iraq thing. The only reason it's not my #1 issue is that I foresee many more Iraq-style wars if the environment keeps heading in the current direction (resource grabbing, fighting for oil, energy, water, etc.) I would say Iraq is my #2 issue. The domestic healthcare situation is probably #3, with the Israel/Palestine/peace challenge next.
post #88 of 1560
I am going for Obama.
We have got so many issues that it is hard to pick a canidate just based on those.It is going to be SO HARD for anyone elected to walk in and start repairing the enormous mess Bush has made.
I like Obama because.....
1. He is married to a strong, outspoken woman
2. He has really had to search and understand himself, with his mixed roots- I think his chaacter is solid because of this
3. He is of genuine character and seems very God-centered
4. I think he really wants to do the "right thing"
5. He is worldly- lived in Indonesia, has family in Kenya, he sees the big picture because of this
6. His first book is awesome, Dreams of my father
7. He is connected to everyone in some way- white american mother, black african father, muslim family, christian family, Indonesian step father, struggling single mom, elder grandparents who he lived with, lived in Hawaii, lived in Indonesia, grass roots work in south side chicago, shit, he is even realted to Dick Cheney!
8. He is a loving father
I like Obama for his inner strength and character.
I am tired of politicians.
He is running the "rat race" with conciouseness
post #89 of 1560
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Originally Posted by mamefati28 View Post
I am going for Obama.
We have got so many issues that it is hard to pick a canidate just based on those.It is going to be SO HARD for anyone elected to walk in and start repairing the enormous mess Bush has made.
I like Obama because.....
1. He is married to a strong, outspoken woman
2. He has really had to search and understand himself, with his mixed roots- I think his chaacter is solid because of this
3. He is of genuine character and seems very God-centered
4. I think he really wants to do the "right thing"
5. He is worldly- lived in Indonesia, has family in Kenya, he sees the big picture because of this
6. His first book is awesome, Dreams of my father
7. He is connected to everyone in some way- white american mother, black african father, muslim family, christian family, Indonesian step father, struggling single mom, elder grandparents who he lived with, lived in Hawaii, lived in Indonesia, grass roots work in south side chicago, shit, he is even realted to Dick Cheney!
8. He is a loving father
I like Obama for his inner strength and character.
I am tired of politicians.
He is running the "rat race" with conciouseness
I totally agree with you. I really like Obama as well. I think he would make an excellent president. All of the other candidates with the exception of maybe Edwards seem unfit to me. Hillary worries me because she doesn't seem to have a firm stand on anything, and I think she leans much more toward Republican than Democrat. It also bothers me that she refuses to admit she was wrong about Iraq.

btw I found a site that will send you a free Barack Obama bumper sticker if anyone is interested. I just got mine yesterday, so I know they really do send them out.
http://www.positivelybarack.com/?page_id=43
post #90 of 1560
I agree with the Obama reasons listed as well. But then there's this:

http://www.reuters.com/article/domes...32206420070801

I can't see how I can support this if I don't support the war in Iraq. How can a possible expansion of the problem to another Muslim country be okay?
post #91 of 1560
as salaam alaikum sisters

i've mostly been a lurker but i found this tribe and wanted to join. i am Angelica, muslim since 1998, married to a beautiful Ghanaian/Malian muslim man and mother to one gorgeous son, Suleimaan, 2 years old and expecting a daughter, Hawa, insha'allah in January!

i am originally from Detroit where i first learned the deen and was involved in the west african sufi community. my first shaykh was a member of the tijani tariqa and many of my friends are murid (hi Mame Fati and LisaLubner). i was in Senegal right after the magal in 1999 and the pictures were the most beautiful sight, masha'allah. most of my close close friends are sufi, mainly tijani. i never took my wird to become Tijani but i am presently studying the science of tasawwuf. i am african american, but i have been dubbed an honorary senegalese by my friends, most of whom are from the continent. i received my strongest dawah from the west african community (senegalese,gambian, and malian, mainly) and my love and respect for the community remains steadfast to this day.

i wear hijab, diligently guard my 5 daily prayers (my only way to maintain sanity), and i wear abaya most of the time. i consider myself a traditional muslim and some people (who don't know me) say i'm strict but that's only because i "look" really muslim (whatever that means . in reality, i am a crunchy granola, food growing, clothes making, west african dance teaching (sabar, waaw waaw!), wolof/pulaar/hausa learning, one day repatriating to Africa sister who is really down to earth. yes, i am diligent with my Islam but that is because my deen has saved me from many a peril and i love the straight path. i'm really just a big goof ball trying to be the best i can be.

oh, and i work full time as a program director for an HIV/AIDS outreach project.
post #92 of 1560
oh, and i am leaning towards obama, though i don't agree with all of his views. i think he is what this country needs and more importantly, he has a strong wife who i think will also effect some necessary policy change in this country.
post #93 of 1560
Welcome arizona umi!!!!!
Jam ak hewal to you sis....
The west african sufi community is such a beautiful, strong light for Islam.
I have never felt more connected to our source as I was when I first went there and fell in love with Serigne Touba and Mame Cheikh Ibra Fall. I, as a caucasian sis, almost found it funny how comftorable and "in my skin" i felt in Africa and touba and among other west african sufi's. It showed me home is in the heart, the place where God resides. I have only received love during my visits to senegal and from my in-laws, who are senegalesse.
I am so happy to connect with you on here....
can you cook any dishes from senegal????
Salam
Mame Fati
post #94 of 1560
I definently do not agree with all of Obama's views or opinions. There are probably no candidates that I do. I will literaly go crazy if I pick apart all the issues and canidates. I do not believe in war or force in any way. I do know that I am tired of being in the bushes and I want to get on up and have somebody who at least, in my opinion, seems to have it more together than a lot of the others. It's going to be hard no matter what.
post #95 of 1560
masha'allah mame fati, it seems as though you have had some powerful experiences in senegal. i love the country and the people and am grateful that i have been able to maintain bonds with friends from there for a long time.

i do cook some dishes from senegal regularly. my husband is from ghana but loves senegalese food. i make yassa regularly and also love to cook mafe, supakanje, thiou, and whip up bissap when we have the leaves. i know how to make benachin, which is a gambian equivalent to thieboudienne, but i need to master my thieboudienne making skills i also like making jollof rice and some desserts from senegal like thiakry.
post #96 of 1560
When do you want to come over?
I miss my mother in laws food more than anything...the only thing I craved while pregnant with my DS Fallou.
I can do yassa and mafe, my husband can do supakandja, but we have a hard time with chieb u jen...
gosh, i wish you were closer...
post #97 of 1560

Assalamu 'alaikum and introduction

Assalamu 'alaikum, Sisters

My name is Dina and I live in Northern California. I gave birth this March to a beautiful baby girl, called Nakia, Alhamdulillah. I'm originally from Indonesia, but have been living in the US since 1998. I married to a wonderful convert/revert Caucasian American since 2000, Alhamdulillah.

I'm an entrepreneur wannabe and like photography. I attend sister halaqah once a week and I really enjoy it.

I'm really happy to find and joined this tribe...
post #98 of 1560
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Originally Posted by arizona_umi View Post
i consider myself a traditional muslim and some people (who don't know me) say i'm strict but that's only because i "look" really muslim (whatever that means . in reality, i am a crunchy granola, food growing, clothes making, west african dance teaching (sabar, waaw waaw!), wolof/pulaar/hausa learning, one day repatriating to Africa sister who is really down to earth. yes, i am diligent with my Islam but that is because my deen has saved me from many a peril and i love the straight path. i'm really just a big goof ball trying to be the best i can be.
Personally I think being strict in our religion embraces rather than requires an exception regarding being crunchy, food growing (check the hadith about planting the seed from which a person or animal eats being counted as a charity, you know?), etc, etc, etc, and nearly necessitates being down-to-earth goofballs trying to be the best that we can be. But maybe that's just me. :
post #99 of 1560
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Personally I think being strict in our religion embraces rather than requires an exception regarding being crunchy, food growing (check the hadith about planting the seed from which a person or animal eats being counted as a charity, you know?), etc, etc, etc, and nearly necessitates being down-to-earth goofballs trying to be the best that we can be. But maybe that's just me. :
i think you are SO right i guess a lot of people just have this perception that a strict muslim and an earthy person are two opposite types of people. i don't personally think that but i get flak from people who do. to be honest, some of the crunchiest muslims i know are also some of the most diligent adherents to the deen.
post #100 of 1560
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Assalamu 'alaikum, Sisters

My name is Dina and I live in Northern California. I gave birth this March to a beautiful baby girl, called Nakia, Alhamdulillah. I'm originally from Indonesia, but have been living in the US since 1998. I married to a wonderful convert/revert Caucasian American since 2000, Alhamdulillah.

I'm an entrepreneur wannabe and like photography. I attend sister halaqah once a week and I really enjoy it.

I'm really happy to find and joined this tribe...
welcome Dina!
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